Reviews of the Best Blueridge Guitars!

Blueridge Guitars represent a turning point in the production of top quality guitars at rock-bottom prices. These are the “go-to” instruments for the country, folk, blues and bluegrass crowd.

Blueridge BR40
BR40
Blueridge BR43
BR43
Blueridge BR60
BR60
Solid top beginner guitar OR perfect upgrade model Slim, auditorium size with solid top for beginners and intermediate players Solid top guitar with attractive mother of pearl inlays

BG60 Slope Shoulder
BG60 Slope Shoulder
Blueridge BR143A
BR143A
Blueridge BR140A
BR140A
Why a slope-shoulder? They are easier to hold given their rounded shape. Vintage-style guitar with smaller, 000 solid-body guitar Large-sound, vintage, solid wood guitar

Blueridge BR70
BR70
Blueridge BR163A
BR163A
Blueridge BG60 Slope Shoulder
BG60 Slope Shoulder
Stunning abalone shimmers all around this guitar. Loud, full bass and crisp highs All solid wood. Very resonant and easy to play. Drop dead beautiful guitar. Comes close in sound to Martin!

Blueridge BR180A
BR180A
Blueridge BR183A
BR183A
Stunning beauty that sounds fabulous! Compare her to the Martins! Small 000 body with looks like no other! Sound tone and volume defies size.

Guitars of the Golden Age

In times past, purchasing a “budget-priced” guitar meant sacrificing quality in order to be able to afford an instrument. Even today, many guitar companies produce a line of “low cost” guitars that they trust will sell simply because they carry the company’s brand name. Blueridge Guitars represent a turning point in this tradition.

Blueridge Acoustic Guitar Owned by Saga Musical Instruments, Blueridge Guitars specialize in creating historic and pre-WWII guitar reproductions that have earned a great deal of praise from guitar publications such as Guitarist Magazine, Music Maker, and Total Guitar because of their low price and top-notch quality. Blueridge instruments are especially popular for those who enjoy playing folk, country, blues and bluegrass music.

Blueridge got its start in the 1990’s when guitar manufacturers began moving their centers of production from Korea to China in order to stay competitive. Saga took advantage of low-cost guitar production in China and began producing incredibly detailed reproductions of top-quality vintage guitars. The result is a line of guitars produced by Blueridge that have the finest features from the Golden Era; including the traditional dovetail neck/body joint and adjustable truss rod. While Saga owns a number of guitar lines, Blueridge focuses solely on creating acoustic and electric-acoustic models. This means that the company focuses on the quality of their acoustic instruments instead of having to spread their attention between building acoustic and other varieties of guitars.

Blueridge Artists

Blueridge guitars are known as the workingman’s guitar, and as such they are valued by musicians who appreciate the quality and sound of a well-made guitar but cannot afford the price of the better-known names. Artists such as the UK Bluesman Martin Harley and guitarist Jimmy Capps both play Blueridge and speak highly of them.

Popular Models

The Blueridge Carter Stanley Memorial Guitar is a popular Blueridge Guitar, modeled after the guitar used by Carter Stanley during his illustrious career. It is very distinctive in its look and includes all of the custom features Stanley had built into his own guitar. This particular model is one of Blueridge’s Memorial line, and is the more expensive of Blueridge’s models with a list price of $1,795.

The Blueridge Contemporary Series 000 is another Blueridge line that sells well. They have excellent resonance and are lightweight, but strong enough to take the punishment of everyday usage. These guitars are crafted to look like Golden Era guitars; but unlike the Memorial Series, the Contemporary Series are much more affordably priced.

Seeking a traditional-style dreadnought? The Blueridge BR-140A (~$779) strongly resembles its more expensive counterpart, the Martin D-18 (~$1,999). The Blueridge BR140 is perfect for playing the fast tempos and fingerpicking of bluegrass music.

Want the sound of a Martin guitar without paying the price? Below are Blueridge models that closely resemble their more expensive Martin counterparts:

Blueridge BR-40 vs. Martin DM
Blueridge BR-43 vs. Martin 000M
Blueridge BR-60 vs. Martin DR
Blueridge BR-70 vs. Martin DR
Blueridge BR-140A vs. Martin D-18V
Blueridge BR-143A vs. Martin OM-18V
Blueridge BR-160 vs. Martin HD-28V
Blueridge BR-163A vs. Martin OM-28V
Blueridge BR-180A vs. Martin D-42
Blueridge BR-183A vs. Martin OM-42

Why a Blueridge?

Quality speaks for itself. Blueridge has quality and tone that appeal to musicians who value quality in their instrument without having to pay exorbitant amounts of money. For those acoustic guitarists looking for a top-quality instrument but working within a limited budget, a Blueridge Guitar may be just what they are looking for. Plus, Blueridge Guitars now come with a Lifetime Warranty!

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Blueridge Guitars: BG160 Slope Shoulder 
Blueridge Guitars: BG160 Slope Shoulder ”Top Quality Sound for a Rock Bottom Price” The Blueridge BG-160 Contemporary Series Slope Shoulder …

Blueridge Guitars: BR163A 
Blueridge Guitars: BR163A ”Elegant Sound and Style You Can Afford” The Blueridge BR163A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic Guitar …

Blueridge Guitars: BR140A 
Blueridge Guitars: BR140A ”Prewar Classic with Awesome Volume” The Blueridge BR140A Craftsman Series Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar is truly …

Blueridge Guitars: BR183A 
Blueridge Guitars: BR183A ”A Surprisingly Affordable Top-Quality Guitar” The Blueridge BR183A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series Acoustic Guitar …

Blueridge Guitars: BR180A 
Blueridge Guitars: BR180A ”Top Quality Vintage Guitar to Fall in Love With” If you are looking for a truly unusual guitar then the Blueridge …

Blueridge Guitars: BR70 
Blueridge Guitars: BR70 ”An Elegant Guitar for Dreadnought Lovers” The Blueridge Contemporary Series BR70 Adirondack Dreadnaught Acoustic …

Blueridge Guitars: BR143A 
Blueridge Guitars: BR143A ” Vintage Guitar with an Authentic Vintage Sound” The Blueridge BR143A Adirondack Top Craftsman Series 000 Acoustic …

Blueridge Guitars: BR40 
Blueridge Guitars: BR40 ”A Beginner’s Guitar at an Eye-Popping Price” The Blueridge BR-40 Dreadnought acoustic guitar puts owning a solid-top …

Blueridge Guitars: BG60 Slope Shoulder 
Blueridge Guitars: BG60 Slope Shoulder ”The Guitar to Reach for When You Need to be Heard” There is something about a slope shouldered guitar, …

Blueridge Guitars: BR60 
Blueridge Guitars: BR60 ”Affordable Solid Top With Vintage Styling” The Blueridge BR60 has everything that a vintage guitar lover could possibly …

Blueridge Guitars: BR43 
Blueridge Guitars: BR43 ”An Entry-Level Guitar in Price Alone” The Blueridge BR-43 Contemporary Series 000 acoustic guitar is one of those …

Blueridge BR 180 Not rated yet
I play bluegrass music and purchased a Blueridge BR 180 a number of years ago. While I don't believe that it sounds as good as a Martin D-42, which it …

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